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September 25, 2003 - "Showcasing the Female Entrepreneur" by Peter C. Mastrosimone Print - Times Beacon Record Newspaper - Art & Life Styles  pg. B1 & B2

Indeed many of the exhibitors draw their ideas from far-away cultures.  Madona Cole of North Bellmore, a native of Sierra Leone who studied in Britain before coming to the United States, combines African, European and American designs to create her "wearable art." Cole paints and dyes fine fabrics like silk and linen to make one-of-a-kind clothes, home fashions and wall hangings.
"I call it contemporary as well as multi-ethnic," Cole said of her work. "I introduce my culture into my art and my aim is to have people from all parts of the world see themselves in what I do. The imagination I stretch as far as I can."

Farmingdale Success Story" - New York State Small Business Development Center 2003 Program Report pg. 11

October 27, 2003 - "The Fabric of Their Lives"   by Katti Gray Print - New York Newsday Part 2 - Lifestyles, Fashion & Fitness pgs. B15 & 17

September 28, 2003 - "It’s Show and Sell at Women's Expo"  by Rhoda Amon
Print - New York Newsday - Long Island Life NH pg G27

September 25, 2003 - "Showcasing the Female Entrepreneur"  by Peter C. Mastrosimone.      
Print - Times Beacon Record Newspaper - Art & Life Styles  pg.  B1 & B2

November 6, 2002 - "Citibank Helps Some Clients with Show and Tell:  Wantagh Branch Displays Generate Leads, Customers"  by Collin Nash      
Print - New York Newsday  pg. A48

August 15, 2002 - "The Beauty of West Africa Comes to Wantagh" by Samara Marblestone.      
Print - Bellmore Life/Merrick Life   pg. 30A

November 21, 2000 - Television - News 12 Long Island - "The Morning Show Program Interview" by Ken Gimball

April 18, 1999 - "Dress for Dialogue" by Anne Bratskeir
Print - New York Newsday Part 2 - Vital Signs   pg. G3

February 4, 1999 - "Discovering Black History Through Art"   by Devi Sha                                                           
Print - The Leader - Freeport - Baldwin   pg. 1 & 23

April 1998 - "Artist's Show is a Quick Trip to Africa" by Maureen Jurlando                                     
Print - Oceanside Herald   pg. 3 & 7

January 18, 1983 - "Programs are Tribute to Dr. King" photos by Sue Kurth                                   
Print - Beloit Daily News   pg. 7

January 15, 1983 - "African Artist is Featured in BTI Club Benefit" by Debra Riemer                  
Print - The Janesville Gazette  pg. 7

December 1982 - "Deck the Hall with Soul and Spirit" by Toni Moses                                             
Print - Essence Magazine   pg. 94, 95, 96

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